Before we even play our first game of chess, we learn how the pieces move. The fact that the pieces travel the board in different ways is our first clue that the pieces themselves are not interchangeable.
After a while, we find out about the &ld... | Read More
In the beginning of 1980s, a young and promising British international master (let's call him Nigel) played a chess tournament in the Soviet Union. At that point, a tournament in the USSR was the best possible chess school for any chess player, an... | Read More
All chess players, whether they're GMs or novices, have bad days. However, chess is not a cumulative game — one blunder, one moment of premature relaxation — can instantly nullify hours of hard work.
A few months... | Read More
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Peter’s Chess Vibes
The chess city that never sleeps
“The location of the Olympiad was a special one: Tromsø, a city north of the Arctic C... | Read More
Mikhail Tal had come and gone; the older Mikhail (Botvinnik) was still on the throne of chess. But in 1963, another archetypal chess player which had heretofore not been seen made his appearance.
Tigran Petrosian was born in 1929 in Tbilisi, Geo... | Read More